GovBeat: Nevada


Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Delaware, Nevada sign Internet gaming agreement

The two states are the first to allow their citizens to face each other at the virtual poker table.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:01 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Delaware, gambling, Nevada, newsletter, poker

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Cities give Republicans the hard sell on 2016 convention

The process of picking a city to host the convention is just beginning.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:37 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, Colorado, conventions, Missouri, Nevada, newsletter, North Carolina, Ohio, States, Utah

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 01/13/2014

In 15 states, deeply underwater foreclosures still reign

In those states, deeply underwater foreclosures are more prevalent than those with equity.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:20 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Florida, housing, maps, Nevada, newsletter

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/04/2014

Nevada Supreme Court will decide whether strippers owe entertainment taxes

The court will hear arguments over whether the state can tax exotic dance clubs.

By Reid Wilson  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Courts, first amendment, Nevada, States, strip clubs

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 12/30/2013

FAA picks six states for drone testing

The decision could bring billions in economic development as the number of drone manufacturers grows in coming years.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:52 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, drones, Nevada, New York, newsletter, North Dakota, States, texas, virginia

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/23/2013

In 27 states, unemployment is at its lowest in at least four years

But the state labor recovery remains weak.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Idaho, jobless, jobs, Nevada, New Jersey, newsletter, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Unemployment

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 12/16/2013

In Nevada, the Republican governor who doesn’t completely hate Obamacare

Brian Sandoval is embracing ObamaCare. That should scare Harry Reid.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:17 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, brian sandoval, Harry Reid, Nevada, newsletter, obamacare, States

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Utah legislation would require classes before filing for divorce

The proposal exempts victims of domestic violence, but privacy advocates are nervous.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:39 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  divorce, Iowa, Nevada, Utah

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Expiring sales tax deductions could cost taxpayers big in these states

By Reid Wilson  |  03:43 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Florida, IRS, Nevada, sales tax, South Dakota, taxes, Tennessee, washington, wyoming

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013

In 16 states, unemployment is at its lowest in at least four years

But the nation is still far from enjoying a full jobs recovery.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, employment, Florida, georgia, indiana, jobs, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Unemployment, Wages & Employment, wisconsin

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Christie will take sports gambling fight to the Supreme Court

New Jersey has lost two rounds in court, but Christie isn’t done yet.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Delaware, gambling, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, newsletter, Oregon, sports, States

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/17/2013

In 2012, more than $120 million in campaign cash came from this one county

Why more campaign cash flowed out of Clark County, Nev., than almost any other county in the 2012 elections.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign finance, Campaigns and Elections, Nevada

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 11/14/2013

What housing recovery? Home values and ownership are down post-recession

The state of housing in the United States is worse over the past three years than it was during the previous three.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:34 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, housing, Iowa, Nevada, North Dakota

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 10/30/2013

States slow to spend billions in TARP funds for underwater homeowners

Nineteen states have been slow to spend money aimed at keeping people in their homes, an inspector general report found.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:10 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, Arizona, California, economy, housing, indiana, Nevada, newsletter, Oregon, States, tarp

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 10/30/2013

GOP convention watch: Adelson vs. Koch brothers?

Las Vegas and Kansas City are two front-runners for the 2016 GOP convention, pitting mega-donors against each other.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:36 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  convention, Kansas, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Missouri, Nevada, newsletter, Republican Party, republicans, States

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 10/25/2013

Happy Nevada Day, and 15 other holidays unique to just one state

Pulaski Day? Seward’s Day? States find all kinds of reasons to give employees the day off.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:09 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  holidays, Nevada, newsletter, States

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 10/09/2013

States start to feel shutdown pinch

The abstract debate on Capitol Hill is starting to hit home as programs run out of money and benefits slow.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:01 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arkansas, Food Stamps, Nevada, North Carolina, shutdown, States, Utah

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 09/26/2013

How $50 makes kids seven times more likely to attend college

Silver State Treasurer Kate Marshall thinks $50 can put kindergarteners on the path to higher education.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:02 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, Nevada, States

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Why Nevada Republicans want to imitate Harry Reid

Republicans are feuding over control of the state party as Democrats build a voter registration edge.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:42 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns and Elections, Nevada, Republican Party

Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Household incomes stabilize, but still below 2000 levels

The U.S. median household income was flat last year, but incomes remain far below 2000 levels.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:02 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, North Dakota, Rankings, States

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Many states with few insured citizens aren’t expanding Medicaid under Obamacare

Many of the states whose citizens are most likely to be uninsured have no plans to expand.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, coverage, Delaware, District of Columbia, expansion, Florida, georgia, Hawaii, health, Healthcare, insurance, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, medicaid, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, texas, VERMONT, wisconsin

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Fire season stretches state budgets

An unusually active fire season has Western states shelling out millions to protect tens of millions of acres of land.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:03 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budgets, california, fires, idaho, nevada, oregon, western, wildfires

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 08/21/2013

The most important race you've never heard of

Nevada political operatives are buzzing about an open race for lieutenant governor; the result may impact Sen. Harry Reid

By Reid Wilson  |  01:47 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, elections, harry reid, lieutenant governor, nevada, senate, States

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Democrats push back on voting rights

Democrats are pushing back at Republican attempts to reform voting laws around the country.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:53 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  colorado, elections, Minnesota, nevada, new mexico, oregon, States, voting, Voting Wars, washington